Enterprise Data Architect

  • Remote: Anywhere in the US – HQ: Chicago
  • Mission-driven org: educating children globally!
  • Work directly with executive team on strategic, business-impacting data initiatives
  • Build-from-scratch Azure analytics platform 

If you like the idea of helping children fall in love with learning (by crafting insights from data!), you need to read this message.

In the words of their CFO, Learning Resources (LR) are one of America’s best-kept secrets. Their mission is simple: “To help kids love to learn”. They do this by creating the worlds best children’s educational toys & games, selling over 1,000 products to 100+ countries globally.

To continue and further this mission, their leadership team is committed to becoming a data-centric organization. But they can’t do it without you. Executive sponsorship from the CFO, the Enterprise Data Architect is a highly visible, strategic position within the company.

Yes- you will be using your technical & architectural skills to build a data & analytics platform from scratch. But you also thrive in business conversations, sharing insights that allow smart, data-driven decisions. From Finance to Marketing, your business acumen will make you a huge asset at LR.

So: actionable insights will be your mission. Azure will be your playground. 

How you will help LR in their Mission:

Lots of companies talk about being mission-driven, but once you spend 10 minutes with the leadership team at LR, as I did- it is obvious how excited they are to be living their mission every day. Because of this, their culture is one of a kind. Voted one of Chicago’s Best Places to Work for the last 2 years, teamwork and collaboration run deeply through the organization.

It doesn’t get more empowering than preparing children to take on the world. LR can’t ignite passion and fuel kids’ creativity from the wealth of data out there without intelligent insights…

…which is where YOU step in!

The Enterprise Data Architect will lead the build-from-scratch, Azure-based reporting and analytics platform. Going live with Dynamics 365 in 2022, you will have the best-in-class Microsoft technology available to you. As you will hear below, from Ken their CTO: you will be given the best tools, to build the best architecture. LR will build a team, that you will lead, around you to ensure this.

Want to hear it from the horse’s mouth? 

I thought so…

Watch the videos of me below chatting with their C-level team:

  • CFO Ed Stassen on the visibility of the role, directly impacting the business and being mission-driven
  • CTO Ken Platt on building from the ground up with the best architecture and working with the best team

Job Role & Responsibilities

  • Maintain and enhance enterprise data architecture in support of company-wide reporting and decision making
  • Recruit, train and develop the data architecture department 
  • Data warehouse design, development, testing, configuration, and support.
  • Develop tools, models, and applications to support optimized decision making
  • Train user community on application of analytic tools, Power BI in particular
  • Collaborate with C-Suite leaders to understand reporting and analytic needs and craft solutions

The Successful Candidate

  • Gets excited by contributing to the LR mission!
  • Has a blend of highly analytical skills and business acumen
  • Loves working in a collaborative team
  • Is comfortable with setting up and maintaining Azure resources & services
  • Wants to grow a Data team, and maybe whole department!
  • Can triangulate data from multiple external sources to provide actionable insights
  • Has strong reporting and BI skills, including SSRS & Power BI
  • Is comfortable leading others, including managing vendor relationships

Benefits and Rewards

  • $150,000 – $175,000 base salary (but let’s talk about this!)
  • Medical, dental & vision insurance
  • Up to 70% employee discount
  • Summer Fridays: offices close at noon!

Building Someone Amazing

Colby, the programmable Robot mouse, is quite easily my favorite LR product (so far!). Take a peep at the below video for a closer look at how brilliantly designed the products are… but more importantly how much FUN children have with them!

Next Steps...

Let’s book in 15 minutes to talk about:

  • You and your career
  • How much you like the LR mission
  • Your questions

To be clear, you will be booking in to chat with me, Ryan Carolan. LR are partnered with me exclusively to fill this role, so you won’t find it anywhere else.

Click the green button and book your 15 minute call today: